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BY JERRY DANZIG

Man Shot

A youth was hospitalized after being shot in a West 90th Street apartment. At 6:16 a.m. on Wednesday, January 24, a group of friends hanging out in a stairwell at 117 West 90th Street, the Wise Towers public housing tower, began arguing with four others who had just walked up the stairs. One of the recent arrivals then apparently pulled out a firearm and shot at least once, and a 24-year-old man was hit in the upper left thigh, police said. The shooter and his three friends fled downstairs, and the victim was taken to St. Luke’s by EMS attendants for treatment of a gunshot wound. Police searched the neighborhood but couldn’t find the shooter and his companions.

Husband arrested

A man was arrested after a verbal dispute with his wife turned physical. At 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 27, a 22-year-old man, later identified by police by Hunter Stillman, living at 2790 Broadway got into a verbal dispute with his 28-year-old wife. He then threw her on the ground and choked her, causing her to briefly lose consciousness, according to the police account. He also elbowed her in the rib cage. She was taken to St. Luke’s for evaluation, complaining of pain in her throat and ribs. Stillman was arrested later that day and charged with strangulation, police said.

Scissor Assault

A woman was arrested on numerous charges after allegedly stabbing her boyfriend with scissors. At 9:50 p.m. on Wednesday, January 24, a 55-year-old man living at 312 West 109 Street got into a dispute with his 50-year-old girlfriend, later identified as Lisa Kelly, and she stabbed him in the left shoulder with scissors, police said. She then before poured perfume on his jacket and lit it on fire, according to the police account. Kelly was arrested later that day on charges of felony assault, criminal mischief and trespass, and additional charges based on an earlier open warrant including robbery, burglary and grand larceny. The man refused medical attention.

Phone Robbery

At 2:50 a.m. on Sunday, January 28, a 36-year-old man was talking on the phone while he was walking home from West 104th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, when an acquaintance stopped him outside 830 Amsterdam and asked him to hand over his phone, police said. The man resisted and the acquaintance punched him several times. The acquaintance then pulled out a black firearm, demanded and took the victim’s cellphone. Police searched the neighborhood but couldn’t find the mugger, and the victim refused medical attention at the scene.

Homeless Woman Attacked

At 9:55 a.m. on Saturday, January 27, a man struck a 39-year-old woman on the head with a glass bottle at the corner of Amsterdam Avenue and West 96th Street, causing a cut on her head. The victim was unable to provide a full description of the perpetrator, and police were unable to locate him in the neighborhood. The victim told police that she was homeless and had no cellphone or contact information. She also refused to come back to the 24th Precinct station house for an interview.





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